Five Years at Sonic Cathedral – A Retrospective, Part 4: Artists #5 through #1

We’ve reached the end of the Sonic Cathedral Retrospective countdown! I’ve been listing my 20 favorite artists that I’ve covered in my five years of writing at the Sonic Cathedral WebZine. And today, it’s time to reveal the top five – including the artist I chose for #1!

First, in case you’ve missed the previous installments, here they are:

Part 1: Artists #20 through #16

Part 2: Artists #15 through #11

Part 3: Artists #10 through #6

So if we left off at #6, that means we’ll start tonight with…

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Finally… Updates!

Hello!  And a very belated Happy New Year to you!

Between the final holidays of 2010 and a crazy start to 2011, I haven’t had much time to update this site.  My apologies for that.  Hopefully today’s updates will make up for that.  🙂

I’ve partially “revamped” my Writing for Sonic Cathedral page.  The 2010 reviews page is finally completed, and a new link has been added for a 2011 reviews page.  I’ve also moved all my interview links to a dedicated interviews page.  Click any of the hotlinks you see in this paragraph to see the changes for yourself.

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The Best of 2010 – Sonic Cathedral and My Personal List

So 2010 has come and gone – which means it’s time for those ever popular end-of-the-year lists! So Sonic Cathedral recently posted its best-of-2010 list.  And what an interesting list it is.  It features a healthy mix of veteran musicians (Arjen Lucassen, Tristania, and Tarja) and popular newcomers (Diabulus in Musica, Seven Kingdoms, Magion, The Mariana Hollow).  Click here to see who made the cut!

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New @ Sonic Cathedral: Review of Star One’s “Victims of the Modern Age”

After 8 years, Arjen Lucassen has finally made the second Star One album, “Victims Of The Modern Age.” This album reunites the musician and vocalist line-up from 2002’s “Space Metal” and still mixes heavy progressive metal with 70s space rock. However, “Victims” is a more guitar-driven and lyrically dark album – and in many ways, superior to its predecessor.

To learn just how incredible “Victims of the Modern Age” is, click here to read my review.